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Rio Olympics medal predictions






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The bank Goldman Sachs has taken a break from looking at the world's economy. It has predicted how many medals countries will win at the 2016 Rio Olympics. There are no real surprises. Most people know the USA and China will win the most medals. One surprise is the bank predicted Great Britain will finish third, with 23 gold medals and 59 medals in total. It also thinks the world's second most populous country, India, will win just one gold medal.

There is good news for Brazil. The host of the Olympics usually gets 50 per cent more golds. The bank predicted that Brazil would win five gold medals. This would be Brazil's best ever performance. The bank also predicted the Olympics would be good for Brazil's economy. Thousands of athletes and visitors will come. They will spend money and get into the Olympic spirit. This will help the Brazilian economy. The Rio Olympics will be one of the best ever.

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